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SEP 2016

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dayspamagazine.com | SEPTEMBER 2016 31 2 0 Y e a r s A g o … I n 20 Years Ago… In 1 9 9 6 1996 INDUSTRY BREAKTHROUGH The FDA green-lights Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene) as a prescription product for the treatment of acne vulgaris in patients aged 12 or older. It would take another 20 years for an over- the-counter version to be approved. 1997 1998 1999 2000 1996 IN THE NEWS • Dolly the Sheep became the fi rst mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell by University of Edinburgh researchers in the U.K. She went on to birth six lambs, but died before the age of seven. • O.J. Simpson's civil trail began in Santa Monica, California. The former football hero was found liable for the deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson, and ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages to their families. • Atlanta hosted the Centennial Olympics. The ATL was the fi fth American city to stage the Games, and the host nation fi nished top of the leaderboard, securing 101 medals in total. • The Spice Girls reached No. 1 in the U.K. with their debut single, "Wannabe." Released in the U.S. the following January, the song ultimately topped the charts in 37 countries. This original "girl power" group eventually became the best-selling female band of all time. • Eastern and Western health principles started to blend as spa clients eschewed glasses of bubbly in favor of elixir shots. Many concoctions served by spas were based on Traditional Chinese Medicine tenets, and sported monikers such as Dragon Power. • The spa-wellness movement gained traction, with writer and "futurist" Jody Byrne declaring in DAYSPA 's second issue, "While the [wellness] movement itself isn't news, the extent to which it will impact all of us is. Each of us will need to perform a 'wellness audit' of every single one of our products and services to determine how we're communicating our wellness message to our clients." • Named after the French spa town, Vichy showers grew in popularity in the treatment room, as spas and their clients fully embraced hydrotherapy. Cited benefi ts of these power showers included ease of use and low maintenance, with Sylvie Hennessy of Pevonia described them in DAYSPA as "almost care-free." SPA TRENDS Personal trainer-turned-esthetician Marcia Kilgore opened her fi rst Bliss Spa on Broadway in New York City. Now owned by Catterton, the Bliss empire has grown to include 21 locations around the world, and dozens of signature bright blue SKUs. COURTESY BLISS SPA COURTESY KOHLER WATER SPA SPA OPENING © GETTY IMAGES

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